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Eva Mae Bynum was born on July 22, 1937, in the Richland Community, near Glasgow, Mo. She was the eighth child born to the late Johnson S. Bynum and the late Lorena Virginia (Dibble) Bynum. The Lord called her home on April 21, 2014, at the age of 76.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Banty, brothers, Myrl J. Bynum, Virgil C. Bynum, and John H. Bynum; and sisters, Hortense E. Bynum, and George A. Hill.

She attended school in Glasgow, Mo. and Dalton, Mo. She participated in track and field in high school. Eva was a faithful and hard worker during her entire life. She instilled in her children a good work ethic. She lived in Kansas City, Mo. for several years, and was employed at a toy factory. She later moved back to Glasgow and was employed at the Living Care Center. She moved to Marshall, Mo. where she met and married William O. Banty. She was employed at Marshall State School until her retirement. She found passion and love in working and being around senior adults. She also loved gardening, cooking and house cleaning. She was a member of Lewis Chapel United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Mo., during its existence, and later she attended North Street United Methodist Church in Marshall, Mo.

Eva leaves to mourn her passing five children, Thomas (Deborah) Bynum, Sherman (Samara) Bynum, and Paula (William) Moore of Kansas City, Mo.; Johnny R. Bynum and Tena M. Banty of Marshall, Mo.; two sisters, Thelma B. Miles of Kansas City, Mo. and Ethel M. Bynum of Glasgow, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, at North Street United Methodist Church in Marshall with Revs. Don White and Robert Stewart officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lawrence Butler, Robert Butler, Herbert Cason, Jr., Dale Davis, Garrett (Dale) Dibble, DeShannon White.

Memorials are suggested to Woods Chapel Cemetery (c/o Thomas R. Bynum or Ethel Maxine Bynum).

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